The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Science Journalism Panel was great. I owe unending thanks to Jamila Bey, David Kroll, Robin Lloyd and Ivan Oransky for their generous support of this endeavor.
There were about 20 people in the room - we had some stiff competition, but there were engaged people in the room...many of whom worked as information and outreach officers for their institutions. They came to NABJ to connect diverse journalists and media outlets to share their science news with broader audiences. It was a real treat meeting other 'science journalists' and NABJ members with a strong affinity to science, health, and environmental topics. It was expecially exciting meeting independent publishers at NABJ. The emergent interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is strong. It really warmed my heart.
Staying on an extra day to mix and mingle during the conference was well worth it. I met some amazing people - allies to this effort.
A special thanks to @MinorityPostdoc for collecting and curating the tweets from the 2013 NABJ Science Journalism Workshop.